Extra revenue should cover most of teachers’ 1% raise
By Todd Martin
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated: August 31, 3:04 am)
A sarcastic "thanks, thanks a lot" rang out from the crowd as the Shelby County Board of Education passed a 2.5 percent increase, plus a .2-cent exoneration allowance, on personal property and real estate taxes.
The vocal crowd at the board’s meeting Thursday at Shelby County High School called out just before the vote that the board should not "keep throwing money" at problems in a time of economic restraint.
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